Writing News

A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers.  

  • In Process Series: Open Mic and Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Free and open to the public. Thursday, September 20 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Sally Field. September 24 at 6:15 pm at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. Tickets are $38.50 and include a signed copy of her book.
  • In Process Series: Corabel Shofner will read her new middle-grade contemporary fiction. Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Poet's Corner featuring Richard Nelson. September 27, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • In Process Series: A staged reading of a new drama by visiting playwright Laura Maria Censabella, featuring Nashville actor Molly Breen (and others TBA). Thursday, October 4 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Markus Zusak, author of Bridge of Clay. October 15 at 6:15 pm at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville. Tickets are $29.50 and include a copy of the book.
  • In Process Series: Fred Arroyo will read his latest multi-genre writing. Thursday, October 18 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Salon@615 with Nathaniel Philbrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hurricane's Eye. October 22 at 6:15 at the Main Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. Tickets are free.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Jenny Sadre-Orafai. October 24, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • In Process Series: Lisa Dordal will read her latest poetry. Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • In Process Series: Staged readings of new plays by C. Kay 'Andy' Landis and Arabelle Pollick. Directed by Robbie Ramirez. Thursday, November 1 at 4:30 pm at the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.* 
  • Salon@615 with Kate DiCamillo, author of Lousiana's Way. November 3 at 2 pm at the Main Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. Tickets are free. 
  • In Process Series: Allen Hibbard will read from his memoir and translations. Thursday, November 8 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.* 
  • In Process Series: Open Mic and Café hosted by Dr. Fred Arroyo. Free and open to the public. Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 pm in the Ingram MT Center. Free and open to the public.*
  • Poet's Corner featuring Catherine Moore. November 15, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Christina Stoddard. December 20, 7-8 pm, Scarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall, Nashville. Free and open to the public.

To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.

*For more information about MTSU's new In Process Series, check out our blog.

 

 

Calls for Student Writing.

Call for 10-minute plays: You are invited to submit to this year’s  Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) Playwriting Symposium, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio from March 7th through the 10th. This year’s conference theme for MATC is “Invention.” Deadline October 1. Visit the MATC website for more info.

Outrageous Fortune, the country’s first nationwide online literary magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions for our fall issue. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography, and poetry. While we operate on a rolling submissions basis, we’re accepting submissions under consideration for our Fall 2018 issue until November 25th. Visit our website for more info.

"Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms." Visit our website for more info. 

 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a useful guide to undergraduate journals in art and literature.